April 13, 2018, Kromhouthal, Amsterdam


First Annual Open Source Awards

This year we are kicking off first annual Open Source awards to highlight the most exciting and innovative projects of past year, highlighting lesser known projects from independent authors and maintainers.

Together with our community we defined 5 nominations and shortlisted top candidates to be presented to our jury of React opinion leaders and active OS contributors. The winners will be announced on the conference day, April 13, with YouTube live stream to follow.

Breakthrough of the year

Project contributing the most to the React ecosystem, adding new dimensions to it and possibilities for further development. New concepts/ideas with big future potential and good first realization in 2017.


Apollo GraphQL

Apollo provides a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing services, so you can build new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.


Blazing fast, zero configuration web application bundler.


Expo is a free and open source toolchain built around React Native to help you build native iOS and Android projects using JavaScript and React.

Reason React

Reason bindings for ReactJS.

Fun side project of the year

Fun projects that would make you go "wow", without specific purpose or logic, but interesting and entertaining.


Home Automation

Raspberry Pi 3 based home automation with NodeJS and React Native.

React Kawaii

React Kawaii is a library of cute SVG illustrations (react components). Ideal if you want to give some cuteness and personality to your react application.

React Tetris

Use React, Redux, Immutable to code Tetris.

Most impactful contribution to the community

Most notable impact to the community development and growth.



Storybook is a development environment for UI components. It allows you to browse a component library, view the different states of each component, and interactively develop and test components.

Bundle Size

Keep your bundle size in check.

How to GraphQL

How to GraphQL is a fullstack tutorial website to learn all about GraphQL! It was built by Graphcool and many amazing contributors. All content on the site is completely free and open-source.


Essential cross-platform UI components for React Native.

Productivity booster

Project/tool that affected the development productivity like no other before, making a big difference and deserves to be massively adopted.



Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.


An online code editor tailored for web applications.


Blazing fast, zero configuration web application bundler.


Run linters against staged git files and don't let 💩 slip into your code base!

The most exciting use of technology

Unique, non-standard practical React usage, that you'd never think of. Mix with non traditional software and technologies, that makes React shine boosting development/maintenance qualifiers.



An online code editor tailored for web applications.

React Native binding for iOS ARKit


React for CLIs. Build and test your CLI output using components.

Magic Persistence Layer

Magic Persistence Layer is a WebRTC peer-to-peer synchronization system for automerge documents.